Well, the Creators are busy at work on Steamworks Island, supplying us with many fresh updates and a look into their paper to Poptropica pattern, with our friend Bola.

Plant monster, attack!

We’ve got a pretty scary looking monster at this point, but what good is a monster if it can’t attack? This monster can swing its seed pods around from its head, before throwing them at you at high speed.

Looks like you’re pretty small next to this thing, doesn’t it? That’s not all — we haven’t even seen the plant monster in motion yet.


Steamworks monster animation test

Now that the we’ve decided what this plant monster should look like on the new Poptropica Island, Steamworks Island, the next step is to decide how the monster should move. We put together a quick and dirty animation test:

Setew2: This test seems to have failed. Come back later and try again. In the meantime, click here for a nice stress-relieving pig. 🙂

Here’s a link to the animation of Bola that the Creators unsuccessfully tried to put in their post: Click here (Courtesy of Giant Fire on the PHB)

Bet you wouldn’t want to run into that thing in a dark alley!

All this has taken us nearly to the completion of a plant monster for Steamworks Island. We may still decide to change the monster’s behavior, or some aspects of its appearance. After a few final touches, we’ll put it all together — but you’ll have to wait until Steamworks Island launches to see it!


Obviously the Creators have unsuccessfully tried to show an animation of Bola, but I’m sure they’ll get it working in no time. Meanwhile, head over to the Poptropica store to check out the awesome new Hammerhead Shark costume, which you can mix and match with the already available Tiger Shark costume to scare other so you can have to beach all to yourself (and the crab).

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…

I hope everyone is having a fun summer, while they squish red crabs on the beach. If you want to surprise your friends, try out the Hammerhead costume. It comes with a warm, limp fish.


Have fun smashing those crabs! You click it really fast, then BOOM! Exploded crab. Make sure to look around for some Goldfish or Romona and Beezus ads on the beach, and let us know about your new costume, fishy friend, or magic paintbrush. Click here for tips. 😉